TripAdvisor's Excellence award winner nine years in a row, three time'sTrip advisor's Hall of Fame ,New Zealand Tourism's Qualmark award and highly recommened by Lonley Planet   - Dare To Compare Buller Canyon Jet with any other jet boating in all of New Zealand and be amazed with this thrilling white water, action packed adventure on the border of Nelson/ Tasman and the wild West Coast.

The Buller River becomes flooded once or twice a year, and when in full flood NZ’s largest River pumping out a massive 7,000 cubic meters of water per second.  There are no hydro dams to slow down its path it plunges wild and free 100 miles from the Nelson Lakes National Park to the Tasman Sea.

Combine some serious Chevy V8 powered speed with big spins, white water action, gorgeous mountain scenery, native beech forests, scenic drifts, personal commentary and photo opportunities to make an unbeatable jet boating adventure for the whole family to remember.Spray jackets are available if required

Please note our tours only depart during safe river conditions and with our highly trained drivers, strict auditing and huge respect for the river we are proud to be incident free for the whole of our 14 year operating history. Buller Canyon Jet ltd is the only jet boat company permitted to operate on the Buller River so you’ll see it like the first explorers did majestic and unspoiled.


Top 5 reasons why people choose Buller Canyon Jet Boat rides

  • We have Exclusive commercial jet boat access to this pristine section of the upper Buller Canyon Scenic Reserve so you too can see it as the first explorers did majestic and unspoiled

  • Our jet boats are powered with big Chevy V8 engines pumping water out of the nozzle at 350 litres per second and firing the boat up to high speeds producing amazing control and able to turn in the famous Hamilton jet spins.

  • Our safety record is unblemished with the jet boats audited by maritime New Zealand inspectors combined with 50 hr ,100 hr and daily checks before any trips go out.

  • Our jet boat drivers are highly trained with 120 hrs twice the required amount with  safety being their priority so all you need to do is hang on and enjoy the thrills and amazing scenery.

  • Free admission aross New Zealands longest swingbridge suspended above the mighty Buller river 




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